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The Kyiv district court of Odesa decided to take into custody Russian citizen accused of organizing mass disorders in the city on May 2, 2014.

Censor.NET reports citing the press service of the court.

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"The main defendant in the resonant May 2 case was released from detention under house arrest by Malynovskyi District Court of Odesa on Friday, May 27," the press service reminded.

"However, the defendant, a citizen of the Russian Federation, sent a Viber message with murder threats to a witness in May 2 case on May 26. 'Hey, Little Russian, I promised to kill you, but you didn't believe me. Tomorrow they will change my measure of restraint, and I will be released. Just wait for me,' he wrote," the report reads.

The witness took the death threats seriously. The bodies of pre-trial investigation qualified these acts under Part 2 of Article 129 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine (threat of murder motivated by ethnic intolerance).

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According to media, Yevgeniy Mefedov if now accused of threats to the life of the main prosecution witness Oleksandr Posmichenko (Article 129 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine).

48 people were killed and over 200 injured during the riots in Odesa on May 2, 2014. Most of the victims died in the House of Trade Unions. The investigation revealed that the riots in Odesa were organized and deliberately planned.

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Источник: https://en.censor.net.ua/p390806